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MADE stands for Manufacturing Activities Designed to Engage. The MADE Pilot is a series of manufacturing focussed activities designed to inspire, motivate and engage participants in STEM  Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) learning from Primary School, through secondary school into further education and beyond. TDA was awarded funding from the South West Peninsula City Deal Manufacturing and Marine Challenge Fund, and further funding from TDA enabled the delivery of the project.

The MADE project has:

  • Engaged with more than 1,160 young people
  • Created 47 STEM Ambassadors
  • Partnered with12 Torbay and South Devon schools
  • Delivered TechBay: Engineering Your Future event
  • Created the Manufacturing Challenge
  • Delivered STEM days with partner companies
  • Exhibited and demonstrated at the Big Bang event
  • Created a film to promote apprenticeships and graduate roles in engineering

 “The project is raising the profile of careers within the engineering sector and the opportunities available locally, both now and for the future. By informing young people of the sectors which are growing in Torbay we can help raise skill levels, create opportunities and maintain quality full time jobs in Torbay. We congratulate the schools who are participating in the programme and thank the local businesses in helping deliver the stimulating and engaging activities.”

MADE Film can be seen here:

Get involved

If you are a business interested in supporting the MADE Pilot project by offering mentoring or work experience please email Debbie Passmore on or call 01803 208378.

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TDA is an award winning provider of business support services and makes a real difference to the lives of people living and working in the South West.

We have the systems, processes and knowledge in place to professionally deal with our customers' needs.

ISO 9001 Accredited Since Sept 2014


Accredited since 2009

Our business advisors  are SFEDI Accredited and have a wealth of experience and knowledge in local and international business.

We won the national Enterprising Britain Award in both 2014 and 2015 for our export support.


TDA Business was recognised as a High Impact Host by the Global Entrepreneurship Week in November 2015. This was for the business advice sessions it delivered to support local companies.

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